Origin of weakness
Examples from the Web for weakness
In fact, experts in airport security have long worried about this weakness.A Gift to the Jihadis: The Unseen Airport Security Threat|Clive Irving|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Koenig apologies for what she seems to treat as a sign of weakness.Adnan Killed Her! No, Jay Did It! Serial’s Uncertain, True-to-Reality End|Emily Shire|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A situation like the current one is likely to accentuate his weakness.After the Israel Synagogue Massacre: A New Intifada?|Michael Tomasky|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hollywood, in particular, has always had a weakness for helping its own.
So Kimberlin turned on Walker, quickly discovering his weakness.
She spoke of her weakness, and the parson drew out her moan.There and Back|George MacDonald
Marie's nerves had given way, and she lay in a chair sobbing with weakness.Menotah|Ernest G. Henham
To take things without violence is a sign of weakness in Samarra.Caught by the Turks|Francis Yeats-Brown
"It's no use crying for the moon," she decided, blinking hard lest she should betray symptoms of weakness before her juniors.For the Sake of the School|Angela Brazil
If a bear, big or little, has one weakness in this world it is just honey.The Wolf's Long Howl|Stanley Waterloo
c.1300, "quality of being weak," from weak + -ness. Meaning "a disadvantage, vulnerability" is from 1590s. That of "self-indulgent fondness" is from 1712; meaning "thing for which one has an indulgent fondness" is from 1822.
see have a weakness for.